The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past

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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families.

At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government?s policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots.

Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China?s orphanages to loving families around the globe.


About Karin Evans

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Karin Evans has worked as a writer and editor for numerous publications. Her writing has also appeared in the Boston Globe, the Denver Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives with her husband, attorney Mark Humbert, and daughters Kelly and Frances in northern California.
Published September 18, 2008 by Tarcher. 400 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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After a 22-month-long adoptive pregnancy filled with heaps of paperwork, a U.S.-China liaison rang Evans and her husband one October evening in 1997 to say, You have a daughter. According to h

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